jueves, 18 de julio de 2013

Woman struck by lightning inside supermarket

A woman in Louisiana had been queuing with groceries when she was hit by a bolt from the blue. Lakeisha Brooks had been at the checkout in Rouses when she saw a flash and heard a loud crash. Pushing her shopping cart away from her she soon realised that it was her that had been struck as a second strike hit the same spot she'd been standing in. "I felt like a breeze and then the pain came," she said. The force was so great that it blew her shoe off her foot.

 "I had all of this black smut on the bottom,"

 she added. The 33-year-old mother of four managed to escape her ordeal relatively unscathed but still feels pain in her legs when walking. "I didn't realize I had been struck by lighting until I saw it again," she said. "Just knowing it could happen inside a grocery store... it could happen anywhere." Brooks was paying for her items about 2:13 p. m. when a flash of lightning hit her inside the store at 561 Grand Caillou Road, Houma Fire District Chief Joe Mouton said. She was alert as she was taken to the hospital.

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